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Dubai to be among top 10 world maritime capitals

On September 6th, 2016

Dubai has been recognised by a leading authority to be as one of the top 10 global locations for doing business in the next five years. The emirate’s spectacular rise as one of the world’s maritime capitals has been in no small part responsible, attracting a large number of ship owners and shipping companies to..

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DNV GL launches RP to enhance cyber security

On September 6th, 2016

DNV GL has published a Recommended Practice (RP) on “Cyber Security Resilience Management” to help the industry address potential cyber hazards. Developed in cooperation with customers, the RP provides guidance on risk assessment, general improvements to cyber security, and the verification of security improvements and management systems. “With ships and mobile offshore units becoming increasingly..

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IMO: Addressing hazardous cargoes

On September 5th, 2016

The safe carriage of potentially dangerous cargoes is the focus for the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC), which is meeting for its 3rd session (5-9 September) at IMO Headquarters. High on the agenda are safety concerns related to cargoes that may liquefy, such as bauxite and coal, with revised/new schedules for carriage..

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ABS to release guidance for container ships

On September 5th, 2016

ABS has released two new tools specifically focused on assisting the Container Ship sector with pressing operational challenges. The Guide for Certification of Container Securing Systems (Container Securing Guide)  and the Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers (FOC Guide) each represent significant contributions to safety for the sector. “In today’s..

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Key leaders to discuss fundamental changes at Danish Maritime Forum

On September 1st, 2016

Key leaders from all parts of the global maritime industry will discuss the fundamental shift in the economy and new technological advances at the Danish Maritime Forum in Copenhagen on 26-27 October. The Danish Maritime Forum 2016 will take place at a time when the future of the industry looks more uncertain and more unpredictable..

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Industry wants Hanjin Shipping to Merge with HMM

On September 1st, 2016

The Korean shipping industry has officially suggested Hanjin Shipping merge with Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) to prevent nation’s shipping industry from the co-destruction. According to local media, the industry recommends the merger of the two companies for the first time. As placing Hanjin Shipping into court-led restructuring will co-destruct the nation’s shipping businesses, the company..

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ABS makes it safer to ‘Walk to Work’

On August 29th, 2016

ABS has announced the publication of The ABS Guide for Certification of Offshore Access Gangways. The new Guide addresses certification for safety systems used for “walk to work” (W2W) crew transfers. “As advanced crew transfer options become the norm in the offshore oil and gas industry, more and more companies want to benefit from W2W..

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USCG warns how to avoid auto-pilot induced casualties

On August 19th, 2016

USCG has issued a safety alert to address the safe navigation of vessels with auto-pilot engaged. Auto-pilot systems can reduce the monotony of steering by freeing up the helmsman to step away from the helm in order to perform other minor pilot house tasks and gain different navigational viewpoints. There are also disadvantages that have the potential..

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Panama Canal celebrates 102nd anniversary

On August 18th, 2016

The Panama Canal celebrated 102 years of successful operations and service to the global maritime community, just one day after welcoming its 100th transit through the Expanded waterway on August 15th. The two milestones punctuate a year for the Canal which has already been marked by a number of notable achievements. Less than two months..

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New EQUASIS MoU signed

On August 17th, 2016

EMSA informs that the Equasis Memorandum of Understanding has been extended to cover environmental data on individual ships and operators at a signing ceremony held at IMO on 6 July which marked the 15 years of promoting ship safety and quality. All IMO member states, Equasis data providers and the nine contributing maritime authorities attended..

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